Antique, beautiful and unique are first impressions captured when having a closer look at drift wood crafts made from wood found at marine debris. The waste including useless branches are transformed into high-valued arts. It can also be made into a variety of items, such as in the shape of animal, table, chair, cupboard, mirror frame, lampshade and others.
This kind of craft becoming a trend in this era is created by Gusti Putu Widia. Assisted by his wife and two employees, the craftsman having the address at Jalan Kebyar Duduk, Gunung hamlet, Abiansemal subdistrict, Badung, creates various art products at his home. Although he is away from the center of the city, his craft products have penetrated the market in the cities of various countries since 2008.
Kris does not only serve as a weapon to fight, but also represents religiosity, leadership and local wisdom. The making of kris dagger requires intelligence, soul and strength, so that it produces a magical dagger. During the kingdom of Majapahit, people always used it as a weapon in various struggles as believed to have an inner power.
The results of an intense transformation in the creative journey of a local artist Jango Paramartha and foreign artist David Brophy are exhibited at Gallery Griya Santrian. Their creative works consisted of 20 paintings, 4 installations and a mural art. The exhibition with the theme “Expression Session” lasts for a month (Oct 23 – Nov 23, 2014).
Jango Pramartha who has long established his image through the world of cartoon art has now jumped into a fine art. Meanwhile, David Brophy presenting the works in the form of his memorable experiences in Bali in terms of contemporary and traveler’s perspective. Their meeting occurred in an art project in the Fremantle Arts Center, Perth (Australia) in early 2014 entitled “Bali: Return Economy” then continued to a joint exhibition.
Evidently, the tourist area of Sanur being famous for the beauty of the rising sun becomes the center of antique collection. Gallery and art shops scattered on the coastal resort offer a wide range of unique items. Gya Kanna Gallery is one of them. The art gallery collecting the antiques is located at Jalan Sudamala 15 Sanur.
The goods collected do not only include the antiques and unique items, but also have the strength. It happens because they are made based on inspiration, materials and auspicious day, and even they are given a ceremony. “I collect these antiques since my childhood because I have a hobby and very much like the ancient and auspicious goods,” said Ida Bagus Sutadi, the gallery owner.
Experiences of people’s journey are usually written in a book or small notes. However, different thing is made by Bulan Oka. This Balinese fine artist reveals her life journey to some countries through scratches on paper media. Her scratches are dominated by black and white panorama depicting the reality of life in alluring sign, image and colors.
All the expressions depicting the life journey of Bulan Oka were exhibited at the Griya Santrian Gallery, Sanur, from September 12 to October 17, 2014. The exhibition with the theme ‘Rocking Time’ displayed 60 works in the form of sketches, drawings and paintings on black canvas denoting the white and black episode of the figure Bulan Oka.
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